(Closed) OBGYN Question?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hun, you still need to go see one regardless.  I started seeing one when I turned 18 yrs old….was a virgin at that time.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Yes you should go.  I will say that the yearly checks saved my life!  They found precancerous cells in my pap smear one year.  I had surgery to take care of it before it turned into cancer.  So please find a doctor & be checked!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@ceamoste…I started seeing a gynecologist when I was 18 years old (and still a virgin). It’s never a bad idea to have a gynecological exam included as a part of your yearly physical. My GYN at the time knew I was a virgin and was still able to check for basic health while leaving me “intact”. Starting early made it easier for me to have discussions with my GYN when I actually did start having sex. It also made it easier to pinpoint anomalies since I have medical records spanning my entire adult life. As long as you find a GYN you trust…I think it’s a good idea.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I would say that you should see one.  If you plan on going on any type of birth control when you start having sex, then you’ll need to have a pelvic exam and pap smear beforehand, so I would start hunting around for a doctor you feel comfortable with.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Do you have insurance?

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I went thru my univeristy the first two years I went (I, like you, didn’t go until I was 20). Do you have free visits through your school? Or discounted ones? Do you have insurance?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

I’ve always just called up doctors and asked if they took my insurance, and then I would go from there.  I’ve never needed a referral for an OBGYN, but it probably depends on your insurance.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

I’m on my parent’s insurance as well.  If you don’t feel comfortable asking your parents about it, I would call the insurance company to see if they need a referral for the OBGYN, or if you can just set up the appointment.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

my friend tried going to one because everyone told her she had to too, and when she went she ended up telling the Doctor to please stop because it hurt to bad…so idk..guess it all depends if you cAn handle it?

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I highly recommend seeing a gyno doc! I started to see one when I was 17 and still a virgin. A yearly pap smear is very important to check for possible cancer down there! Getting checked frequently caught precancerious cells in my friend, and she was only 22! Also, if you are thinking of/planning to have sex or start on Birth Control before you get married, its always good to talk about that early with a gyno doc. Learn your options! (Like, if I’d have known about 5 or 10 year IUDs when I was 17, I would have gone that route instead of BC pills, shots, patches, and rings.) Also, does your school have gyno docs? Mine does and they are free to see and they offer discounted BC. You have to pay for a pap now (they were free when I started), but $15 is little to pay for peace of mind.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

No, it’s not a matter of “if you can handle it” it is a necessary part of women’s health.  We need to see ob/gyn docs in addition to regular docs because we have health issues that men don’t have.  Ob/gyn is not just for sexual/pregnancy matters.  A yearly is an important part of staying healthy for any woman – not just sexually active ones.  We get infections there, even cancer there.  The exam should not hurt.  It may be uncomfortable for physical reasons and also because it feels vulnerable to put your stuff right out there in someone’s face to examine, but it’s really important to do it. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

I would def. recommend you going for your first check up. I am a Medical Assistant/ Nurse at an OBGYN office.. if you have any personal questions dont hesitate to message me!

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